Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
Comparison of Autogenous Vaccine and Autohaemotherapy Administrations in the Treatment of Bovine Papillomatosis
The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of autogenous vaccine, autohaemotherapy and autogenous vaccine-autohaemotherapy combinations in the treatment of bovine papillomatosis. The study was performed on 27 cattle aged between 1 and 2.5 years. The animals were divided into three groups (nine in each group) as autogenous vaccine, autohaemotherapy and autogenous vaccine-autohaemotherapy combinations. Doses of 10 ml per animal were injected subcutaneously at weekly intervals, a total of four times in the autogenous vaccine group. In the autohaemotherapy group, blood withdrawn from the jugular vein was administered at three-day intervals, a total of four times, in 40 ml dosages. Autogenous vaccine-autohaemotherapy combinations were administered at the same doses and intervals as reported in other groups. Results were monitored for 3 months at 15-day intervals. Cures were observed within 1.5-2.5 months in seven cattle treated with autohaemotherapy, although there was no full recovery in the other two cattle. On the other hand, all the animals fully recovered within 1.5-2 months in the autogenous vaccine group, and within 1-1.5 months in the autogenous vaccine-autohaemotherapy combination group. In conclusion, recovery was earlier in the autogenous vaccine-autohaemotherapy combination group than in the others. Furthermore, autohaemotherapy might be an alternative method in the field.
Papillomatosis, autohaemotherapy, vaccine, cattle
BİRİCİK, HALİL SELÇUK; KESKİN, OKTAY; ÇİMTAY, İBRAHİM; and BABA, ZELİHA FÜSUN (2003) "Comparison of Autogenous Vaccine and Autohaemotherapy Administrations in the Treatment of Bovine Papillomatosis," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 27: No. 3, Article 30. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol27/iss3/30